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Servant Leader Interns

Servant leader interns are college-aged young adults and recent college graduates who play a key role in the CDF Freedom Schools program. Servant leader interns are responsible for a maximum of ten students and serve as teachers during classroom activities. A majority of servant leader interns should be from the local community or attend a local university; however, including interns from other parts of the country enriches the summer experience. Servant leader interns must be mature, smart, and responsible, and should be selected for their energy and enthusiasm, their ability to engage children and their willingness to work hard with a spirit of servant leadership. Servant leader interns must be chosen by April 18, 2011 and are required to attend the CDF Freedom Schools Ella Baker Child Policy Training Institute at Haley Farm on June 5-12, 2011. Sponsor organizations are responsible for travel costs associated with this mandatory meeting.

Servant leader interns are welcomed into the CDF's Youth Leadership Network for Children (YLNC), the youth service and leadership development arm of CDF. Through this CDF initiative, servant leader interns have access to further leadership development activities, legislative updates, and networking opportunities geared toward continued direct service and advocacy on behalf of children. Servant leader interns must be 19–30 years of age, have completed at least one year of college, and have plans to complete the college degree. Servant leader interns must also maintain or have graduated with at least a 2.5 G.P.A. They must attend and successfully complete the CDF Freedom Schools Ella Baker Child Policy Training Institute. High school students may not serve as servant leader interns.

Interested? View the list of program sites to contact the appropriate individuals.